Halloween sucks! Only because my willpower has been in the toilet and I've eaten some shitty candy. No one gives out good quality dark chocolate bars to the kids. Twix, M&Ms and Nestel's Crunch. Yum! But horrible. I need to take some responsibility and tell myself NO! Who's the grown-up here anyway??
So, the husband is gone this week. The kids and I were watching TV last evening and they heard a news story about nutrition. And we talked about their school lunch menus. Iv'e been trying to make them more aware of food choices and health and nutrition, and I am lucky that my kids are willing learners. The Sweet Boy told me about how he is always hungry and I taught him about his carb-laden diet and how it actually makes him feel hungrier in the long run. I told them all how I would prefer they eat the way I do but I know that since Daddy doesn't they are more likely to stick with what they are used to. But I wanted them to understand their choices. They get it, they really do. I know they won't give up tortellini or spaghetti or pizza anytime soon. But I think they are more willing to add fats and proteins and cut back on their carby foods. They were almost shocked to learn that fats are actually good for them, even, or especially, saturated fats (in some forms). They were a bit surprised at the different forms of sugar and how it hides in all sorts of foods that don't seem sweet. I told them how I have so much more energy now since I cut out the traditional SAD carbs and added more meats, nuts, veggies, fats. How I can workout and feel energized and not tired. How my moods are better (they did notice that).
And what did they eat for breakfast this morning? The big kids asked for eggs! YES!! I asked them to tell me how they feel before lunchtime today. Were they super hungry or was it better compared to yesterday? Can't wait to hear about it. I know they won't go all Primal. Not with the husband preferring SAD. But this week, while at the house, it will be Primal all the way. Maybe they'll feel different, better, and want to continue. Oh, and they both said they'd be ordering the salad for lunch (comes with a "protein cup" which I was told is generally chicken or tuna). The Girl usually gets the salad but I don't think she adds the protein to it. She will today. And the Sweet Boy is forgoing the corn dog!! I wish they'd bring lunches from home but the husband got them into buying lunch. At least the are learning to make healthier choices. And the Little Guy often brings his lunch since he is a picky eater.
The Little Guy. He is a carb addict. Crackers of all sorts, waffles for breakfast (and not homemade waffles; the husband has ruined him!). Chicken nuggets. I wish he'd be okay with homemade chicken nuggets with maybe almond flour or coconut flour as the "breading." Again, the husband has ruined it. At least the Little Guy loves cheese, and I only buy good cheese, so we've got that. And apples. And yogurt. I wonder if there's a way to get the husband on board with me so I can keep my family healthy.
Okay, today's breakfast was bacon and eggs. I need to buy more spinach so I can add that and feta again. Lunch is going to be tuna on lettuce with tomato. With mayo. And dinner is whole roasted chicken (YUM!) and veggies. I must get me to the commissary ASAP to get some veggie goodness.
2 days of being more Primal aware with small deviations for Halloween candy. I've been aware and am getting myself back to full Primal and best health. Primal all month except Thanksgiving. I am allowing for stuffing, mashed potatoes and a roll. I allow white potatoes because I don't find them at all "evil." Plus I hate sweet potatoes. I don't eat potatoes often, generally only when I know I will be doing a harder workout the next day, or the day of my harder workout. Plus, they can be a PITA to make (I never use the bagged kind, homemade only!).
I NEED Sunshine! And a beach would be nice too!
Started Primal living February 14, 2011